Disability History Scotland: Courses & Activities

Disability History Scotland aims to involve disabled people in the cultural, social, and political life of communities across Scotland. We are launching a series of activities and courses which will enable disabled people to explore different topics and themes. These have been designed to encourage disabled people to find and use their own voice to …

JUSTICE NOT CHARITY: Taster Session, Thursday June 1st @ Out of the Blue

On 25 April, 1920, 200 blind protest marchers organised by the National League of the Blind converged on Trafalgar Square as the House of Commons met to discuss legislation to help secure the economic and social rights of blind persons. Thousands of Londoners gathered to join them and listen to the speakers. Justice Not Charity, […]

JUSTICE NOT CHARITY: National League of the Blind March, Sunday April 25th 1920

by Dr. Jennifer Novotny On 25 April, 1920, 200 blind protest marchers organised by the National League of the Blind converged on Trafalgar Square as the House of Commons met to discuss legislation to help secure the economic and social rights of blind persons. Thousands of Londoners gathered to join them and listen to the […]

I, DANIEL BLAKE Community Screenings

On Friday March 3rd, Disability History Scotland and Greater Leith Against the Cuts held a community screening of Ken Loach’s I, Daniel Blake at the Leith Community Education Centre. The BAFTA award-winning film follows Daniel Blake (Dave Johns) a 59 year-old joiner unemployed due to illness, caught in the bureaucracy of work capability assessments …

Major News: DHS Does It Again with ‘JUSTICE NOT CHARITY, WAS THEIR CRY’

Disability History Scotland, in partnership with the University of Birmingham, is pleased to announce a grant of £15,000 from the Arts & Humanities Research Council Voices of War & Peace WWI Engagement Centre for Justice Not Charity, Was Their Cry, which will examine the experiences of disabled people in the shadow of the Great War.